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post #1 of 57
Thread Starter 

Hi Head-Fi,

 

I'm new here and I'm looking for some headphones. I've read some threads that have touched base on this topic,but I still need some answers. My budget is $350 . I listen to metal bands such as AUGUST BURNS RED,PERIPHERY,WHITECHAPEL and others alike. I also listen to pop punk music like YELLOWCARD,NEW FOUND GLORY and others. What i'm looking for are headphones that are fast and accurate and I want the instruments such as guitars and vocals in your face. Basically i just want a headphone that rocks for metal music and rock,but capable of some deep,low bass. kind of like a grado on bass steriods if that makes sense. Thanks guys !

post #2 of 57
Grado SR-225 or 325 would be very suitable for what you want (you're basically describing a Grado to a T).
post #3 of 57

I just love my grado 325i's, and as stated above by obobskivich....these cans sound exactly as what you descibe.

 

The sound is aggressive and the guitar and vocals are so very much in your face.

 

I realize that everybody has different taste in sound, and that there are many different sound signatures....for rock music it is just hard for me to realize that everybody would not like the sound signature of these cans.

 

I honestly can't even say how they sound with other music, because I am just a rock & roll listener.....but I could not imagine rock and roll without them.

post #4 of 57

Out of the 225i and 325i, I would suggest the 325i for low listening volumes and 225i for higher volumes, as the 325i has a slightly more piercing treble that is better suited to 'relaxed' volumes.

post #5 of 57
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies and suggestions. I like to listen to music kinda loud,but not super loud so maybe i'll check out the 225is. What about opinions on the ultrasones ?


Edited by mcrdsd911 - 2/10/13 at 10:35am
post #6 of 57
Pro 900 is the popular one but you'll have to shop around to find it in your budget. I think I saw someplace selling it for $320. I may get the Pro 750 which is a bit more neutral sounding with a touch less bass and less recessed mids for $220. One person described the Pro 750 as just about being on stage with the performers as compared to the Pro 900 being like you are a few rows back with movie theatre like subwoofers.
post #7 of 57

Grado, Pick one!!   Whatever is in your budget will work.  The upgrade from low to high is very slight as you go up, More-so then any other Brand.  I think the sweet spot is the 225.  But you can be happy with the 80 as well... 

post #8 of 57
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys ! I appreciate the responses. I think Grado for the win.

post #9 of 57
Ultrasone makes fine headphones, but the only one that I feel comes close to what you want is the PRO2900. And it still isn't "in your face" (and voices/guitars still sound a bit artificial); it's also over budget. The HFI-2400 (which is in your budget) is a bad match imho (they aren't as fast or crisp), and the PRO900's mids are probably too recessed for what you specifically want. I think Grado is the better choice.
post #10 of 57

I picked up a pair of Grado SR80i's the other week and can't put them down. I listen to a bit of everything, but they certainly do shine with rock/metal music. The only caveat is that you really can't use these out and about - too much noise will leak in and out. But if you are planning on using these primarily as desktop headphones, then I can't imagine it getting much better with your budget than a pair of Grados. 


Edited by traehekat - 2/10/13 at 2:43pm
post #11 of 57

I love metal and hard rock and I think my Grado 325is that I have sound great.  You can not go wrong with a pair of 325's from Grado!

post #12 of 57
My only issue with Grados is that they just have a big midbass hump, then the response falls off a cliff, no subbass. I liked my Beyer DT880 pros better in every way over my Grado SR80.
post #13 of 57
Thread Starter 

Ok, so my only issue is the sound leaking in and out. I usually am in a car or plane with people talking and want to put on my headphones and be in my own metal world. So, maybe I need to look at something else ?

post #14 of 57
I used both out and about all the time but I just turned them up when I was around traffic and noise.
post #15 of 57
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Originally Posted by mcrdsd911 View Post

Ok, so my only issue is the sound leaking in and out. I usually am in a car or plane with people talking and want to put on my headphones and be in my own metal world. So, maybe I need to look at something else ?

Grados provide no isolation. It's part of the design.

For mobile use I would suggest something with isolation. Perhaps the Koss TBSE or MV1 (MV1 will not play nice with many PDPs) - still a fairly lively sound, but closed-back and they offer some isolation. If you want to go ANC, the Klipsch M40 are probably the best suited of that genre, for the music you listen to (I'd audition before buying - they're on the pricey side).
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